HAYS, Kan. (KSNT) — Randall L. Kilian was found guilty of Voting Without Being Qualified in Ellis County District Court, according to a release from Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office.

In the 2012 general election, Kilian voted without being lawfully registered to do so in the state of Kansas. The release said Kilian’s actions were part of a scheme of double voting in two states during the same election.

The state agreed to dismiss counts of Voting without Being Qualified (a Class A misdemeanor) and Advance Voting Unlawful Acts (a Class C misdemeanor) in exchange for his plea. Kilian has been ordered to pay a fine of $2,500, which is the maximum fine for a Class A misdemeanor.

“By voting unlawfully in the 2012 election, Mr. Kilian effectively cancelled out the vote of a legitimate Kansas voter,” Kobach said. “The heavy fine of $2,500 shows how seriously we take voter fraud in Kansas. Prosecuting these crimes sends the message to Kansas citizens that their vote absolutely matters and will be protected. It also sends the message to others contemplating double voting that in Kansas you will be caught, and the penalty will be severe.”